Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Kelleys Island, OH that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $150 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Kelleys Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

It's all about birds, beer and beautiful bays on Kelleys Island

At 4 square miles, Kelleys Island is the largest American island in Lake Erie. Moments from the Canadian border, this quirky vacation island packs a real punch when it comes to natural attractions and is best known for its lake beaches, abundance of wildlife and old-fashioned charm. Get your Lake Erie adventure off to the right start by booking a Kelleys Island vacation rental near the beach. Rent a bike or a golf cart and go fishing off North Bay, or birdwatching in Kelleys Island State Park, and enjoy a beer or two from the island's only brewery.

Things to do

Go Native on Lake Erie's largest US island

Once an Indian hunting ground, the south shore of Kelleys Island has the Inscription Rock State Memorial, a huge rock with 400-year old inscriptions carved by Erie Indians. Learn more about the island's Native American history at the Kelleys Island Historical Association museum on Division Street. Or take a peek into Kelleys Mansion, a beautiful clapboard stately home built by one of the island founders in 1860. Book a Kelleys Island vacation rental near Sandy Beach, and you'll find the island's kid-friendly attractions; mini-golf, horseshoe courts and playgrounds within easy reach.

Activities

Kelleys Island reels you in with its fabulous fishing

Kelleys Island is like taking a step back in time. With few cars on the island, most residents get around on foot, bike or by golf cart. There are plenty of beaches to explore, including Sandy Beach, the island's most popular swimming beach. Kelleys Island attracts shoals of keen anglers, who come to fish in the 'Walleye Capital of the world'. Pick up a fishing licence and tackle in the island shop and go reel in a whopper! The crystal clear waters of Lake Erie are great for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, and sunken 18th-century shipwrecks are not uncommon.

Natural features

Twitchers go cuckoo over the birdlife on Kelleys Island

Perched in the western basin of Lake Erie, Kelleys Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from Marblehead. Kelleys Island State Park is a 600-acre park and nature area on the North Bay, close to the island's famed 400-feet-long Glacial Grooves. The island is a twitcher's paradise and home to a variety of birdlife, from cuckoos to peregrine falcons. Visit in spring to see birds nestling, including warblers, double-crested cormorants and red-tailed hawks. There are various bird walks throughout the year, organized by Kelleys Island Audubon Club.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kelleys Island?

Deluxe villas, unique houseboats and rustic cottages — everyone's dream escape is different. Whatever your tastes, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among these top vacation rentals in Kelleys Island:

  • "Beautiful, Newly Renovated Condo Steps From The Pool And Downtown Entertainment": If you're after someplace in Central United States with 2 bedrooms and plenty of style, this retreat will tick your boxes. Amenities include free toiletries and a heated pool.
  • "Original Kelleys Island Cottage Built In 1860": Stay a week or so at this property in Great Lakes and take advantage of WiFi, outdoor furniture and more. It has 5 bedrooms to accommodate your family and friends.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Kelleys Island vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Kelleys Island?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the hurly-burly of the modern world. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got an excellent selection of log cabin rentals in and around Kelleys Island where you can connect with nature. These are just the start:

  • "Stunning Log Cabin On 65 Acres" has everything you need for a stress-free escape, including a firepit and an oven. After you've unpacked, venture out and take in the lovely scenery.
  • After a busy day of outdoor activities, unwind at "New Modern Cozy Perrysburg Log Cabin W". This cozy retreat comes with a host of features, including an oven and a nearby casino.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Kelleys Island?

Clock out on Friday and then forget all about the office. If you're in the mood for some fun and relaxation, these escapes in and near Kelleys Island promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Lake Erie Lakefront Cottage", which is around 16 miles to the southeast of central Kelleys Island. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you happy here. Try fishing and sailing or just wander around the sights of Thunderbird Hills Golf Courses and Keys Golf Course.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Sun, Sand And Sensational This Is The View From Your Private Balcony". Approximately 12 miles southwest of Kelleys Island, activities around here include cycling and sailing. Rather see the sights? Find time in your schedule for Glacial Grooves State Monument and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Kelleys Island?

Studio apartments are hard to beat when it comes to location, character and convenience. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Kelleys Island and get a taste of the local energy and vibe:

  • Make "Lakefront Condo - Breathtaking View" your home for a few days or more. This sought-after vacation rental comes with amenities including a fridge and an iron and ironing board.
  • Another great option is "Fantastic View Waterfronts Condo Pool Beach Jet Express All Tile Updated Condo". Make use of a barbecue grill, heating and other conveniences during your getaway.

There are many sights around Kelleys Island to put on your must-do list. Feed the culture vulture within and visit Galion Community Theatre and Wexner Center for the Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kelleys Island?

Whether you're seeking a cabin for you and a few friends or a guesthouse that'll fit the entire family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Kelleys Island. These properties make the perfect base for a quick visit:

  • For a fantastic few nights away, it's hard to beat "Sun, Sand And Sensational This Is The View From Your Private Balcony". It's nice and close to the center of Kelleys Island, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, spend a few relaxing nights at "Private 30 Acre Horse Farm With Luxury Bunk House And In Ground Pool". This comfy, centrally located property makes exploring the sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Kelleys Island?

Whether spent in a luxury condo or a rustic cabin, a romantic weekend getaway is one of the best ways to say "I love you." Whisk your sweetheart away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these top escapes in or near Kelleys Island:

  • Put on some soft music and kick back together at "Private Lakefront Cottage Near Sandy Beaches". Around 18 miles from Kelleys Island, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend your break canoodling and uncorking Champagne at "Lakefront Condo - Breathtaking View", around 14 miles from Kelleys Island. A restaurant dining guide and a swimming pool will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Kelleys Island?

If you're looking for somewhere to reconnect with the family this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Kelleys Island will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in serious style:

  • Around 11 miles to the south of Kelleys Island is "Classic Downtown Mansion". Along with its striking design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as golf and a restaurant dining guide.
  • With golf, beauty services and a host of other top-notch amenities, "Downtown Historic Mansion" will get your team's tick of approval. This sleek retreat is roughly 11 miles to the south of Kelleys Island.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Kelleys Island?

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Blow up your inflatable flamingo and check out these rental houses in or near Kelleys Island that feature this vacation necessity: Not sure how to pack your bags for your Kelleys Island getaway? This enticing destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures of between 65 ºF and 75 ºF. Browse our range of Kelleys Island vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days at "The Lake House At Cedar Point - Beautiful Waterfront Home". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a dining table and free toiletries.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or simply unwinding beside the water at "Glass House 5 Bedroom Private Lake Erie Beach Great For Summer". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and offers nearby birdwatching activities, on-site watersports and more.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Kelleys Island?

Whether your idea of the perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll enjoy it even more if you share it with your favorite people. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Kelleys Island and bring the entire crew along:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Private Lakefront Cottage Near Sandy Beaches", which has 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 7 guests. This getaway is located 18 miles to the southeast of Kelleys Island and features amenities such as childrens activities and a dishwasher.
  • "The Lake House At Cedar Point - Beautiful Waterfront Home" is also popular with families. It's about 11 miles to the south of Kelleys Island, has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 17 guests. Handy amenities here include a smart TV and a kitchen.

When it's time to explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Marion County Fairgrounds and Zoombezi Bay Waterpark should be top of your itinerary.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Kelleys Island?

Escape the hustle and bustle and treat the people you love to a different kind of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabins in or near Kelleys Island and get the camping experience — minus the tents and with all the creature comforts!

  • "Cabin Rental Near Cedar Point, Lake Erie" - Enjoy precious time with your crew at this escape, which is around 25 miles south of central Kelleys Island. Cable/satellite TV services and on-site watersports are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Middle Bass Cabin With Grill And Lagoon Access" - Another awesome choice, this cabin comes with coffee and tea making facilities, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 7 miles to the northwest of Kelleys Island.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Kelleys Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.